Despite warnings for the remnants of Cyclone Evan, our summer holiday to the Coromandel was incredible. Such a diverse part of the country – rainforest, wetlands, rolling hills, beaches, and a LOT of pohutukawa. I’ve had to split this into two posts just because there were so many things to photograph!
We’re off! Leaving behind a beautiful day in Wellington for uncertain weather in the north
Somewhere near Waituna West we found a lookout over Manawatu
So we decided to make the most of the sun
It’s far too hot for jeans & shoes!
This kind of scenery is pretty typical NZ – and I don’t get bored of it.
Even the smallest of towns…
For some reason I always think Taihape is bigger
NZ towns often have some ‘icon’ – the boot is Taihape’s
Glad it’s got this built-in seat!
It might be one of the coldest places in the country, but it does have a great view
Mt Ruapehu is looking pretty dramatic today. Hopefully not a sign of larger eruptions to come!
Poor ole Ngauruhoe. Perhaps feeling left out since it’s nearest two neighbours puffed into life!
If only we’d decided to have dinner here instead of a dreary park in Turangi!
I don’t think I’ve ever seen Lake Taupo look this good!
I wonder why there’s so many here?
The garden at Rose Cottage is filled with curios
Rose Cottage was a gorgeous wedding venue
And the garden was to die for!
Things I’ve noticed in Coromandel: There are SO MANY boats hidden away.
A nice wee swimming spot
Can you spot them both?
A neighbour come to play bagpipes after the wedding
Historic mining pumphouse
And this is where it all happens.
Saw a sign for waterfalls, so we took a long detour
Turns out they were immediately after the sign. Almost there!
Is there anything here that isn’t pictureque?
When in Paeroa, do as all the other tourists do
It’d be rude not to